Jinny Tavee
Jinny Tavee, MD, is a neurologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Tavee serves as Chief of the Division of Neurology & Behavioral Health.
Chief, Division of Neurology & Behavioral Health
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myositis/Myopathy
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Mind-Body Treatments for Neurologic Disorders
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiation Plexopathy

Special Interests

Dr.Tavee sees adult patients with neuromuscular disorders and has a special interest in neurosarcoidosis as well as peripheral neuropathy. She is currently looking at how the immune system may cause small fiber neuropathy in sarcoidosis and other autoimmune disorders, and is investigating potential treatment options to help patients with this condition. She is also involved in research studies evaluating the effects of integrative holistic therapies on chronic neurological diseases and has led meditation retreats for patients, physicians and U.S. Marines returning from the Gulf War through the Wounded Warriors program. 

Education

Education
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine
Internships
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Internship
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Neurology Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Chief Resident
Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Neuromuscular Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2019-2020: John A. Kessler Neurology Teacher of the Year, Northwestern University
2007-2008: Neurology Staff Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic
2006: ACP Research Competition – 2nd place, U.S. Navy
May 2001: Neuroscience Research Day 2nd Place, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
May 2002: Neuroscience Research Day 2nd Place, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1998: Graduation with Honors: University of Missouri School of Medicine
1998: Missouri Outstanding Scholar in Medicine Award
1996: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1994: U.S. Naval Health Sciences Scholarship

Board Certification

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board Of Psychiatry and Neurology: Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board Of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neuromuscular Medicine
American Board Integrative Holistic Medicine

Professional Memberships

2015-Present: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology Committee
2013-2017 and 2020-Present: American Neurological Association, Member
2013-Present: American Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders, Member
2006-Present: American Academy of Neurology, Member
2003-Present: American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Publications

Muppidi S, Guptill J, Jacob S, Li Y, Farrugia M, Guidon A, Tavee J, Kaminski H, Howard J, Cutter G, Wiendl H, Maas M, Illa I, Mantegazza R, Murai H, Utsugisawa K, Nowak R. COVID-19 Associated risks and effects in myasthenia gravis (CARE-MG): Development of an International Physician Registry and Initial Data.  Lancet Neurology 2020;12:970-971.

Tavee J, Karwa K, Ahmed Z, Thompson N, Parambil J, Culver DA. Sarcoidosis-associated small fiber neuropathy in a large cohort: Clinical aspects and response to IVIG and anti-TNF alpha treatment. Respiratory Medicine. 2017 May 31;126:135-8.

Tavee J, Stern BA.  Neurosarcoidosis. Chest Clinics N Am 2015;36:643-56.

Tavee J, Rensel M, Pope-Planchard S, Stone L. Effects of Meditation on Pain and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis and Polyneuropathy: A controlled study.  Int J MS Care  2011;113:163-169. 

Tavee J, Zhou L.  Small Fiber Neuropathy: a burning problem. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2009;76:297-305. 

Teaching & Professional Positions

2021-present: Chief, Neurology Division National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine Denver, CO  
2021-present: Director, EMG laboratory National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine Denver, CO  
2021-present: Associate Professor National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine Denver, CO  
2018- 2020: Director, EMG Neurodiagnostic Testing Center Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Davee Department of Neurology  Chicago, IL  
2018-2020: Co-Director, Peripheral Neuropathy Multidisciplinary Care Center Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Davee Department of Neurology, Chicago, IL  
2017-2020: Medical Director, Neuromuscular Division Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Davee Department of Neurology Chicago, IL  
2016-2017: Associate Professor of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Davee Department of Neurology  Chicago, IL  
2016-2017: Associate Professor of Medicine Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University  
2014-2017: Neuromuscular Fellowship Program Director Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Neurologic Institute, Neuromuscular Center Cleveland, OH  
2007-2017: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Neurologic Institute, Neuromuscular Center Cleveland, OH  
2003-2007: Chief, EMG/Neuromuscular Section U.S. Navy, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Portsmouth, VA 

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Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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